Gagosian London is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Georg Baselitz.
In this body of work, Baselitz continues to explore canine imagery, a theme that has recurred throughout his oeuvre, from his earliest animal paintings to recent work. The dog in his paintings is both a trusted companion and a wild counterpart to the people, interiors, and landscapes of Baselitz’s universe.
The majority of these paintings were completed in Imperia, Italy, during the summer of 2000. While there, Baselitz acquired a large-scale sixteenth-century Italian frame, which inspired him to carve, sculpt, and paint frames for this series.
In a direct allusion to the sculpture/painting dichotomy of the northern European school of paintings of the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, these works combine the elemental solidity of sculpture with clear atmospheric layers of paint.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with a preface by David Sylvester and an essay by the German philosopher Georg Simmel.
Visions of the Self: Jenny Saville on Rembrandt
Jenny Saville reveals the process behind her new self-portrait, painted in response to Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with Two Circles.
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2019
The Summer 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Afrylic by Ellen Gallagher on its cover.
Georg Baselitz speaks with Sir Norman Rosenthal on the subject of his latest work. The two discuss these paintings, all depictions of self-portraits by artists from the past and present, and what it means to pay homage.
Morgan Falconer visits the artist’s studio outside Munich to learn more about his newest paintings, a series entitled Devotion.
Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2019
The Spring 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Red Pot with Lute Player #2 by Jonas Wood on its cover.
Extended through March 23, 2019
January 24–March 23, 2019
West 24th Street, New York
Recent Works on Paper
February 8–March 24, 2017
Jumping Over My Shadow
September 20–October 29, 2016
West 21st Street, New York
Visit from Hokusai
January 21–March 18, 2016